For the solution of most of the challenging applications, custom heating has always been a very beneficial choice. Moreover, it has been found that standard heat sinks play a significant role in several thermal products and are successfully meeting the requirements of thermal applications.
Customization helps a person design the standard heat sink that fulfils all the requirements on a low budget. Therefore, a custom heatsink doesn’t only decrease the prototype time but also plays a great role in reducing the cost of the heat sink. A large heat sink can be considered for an existing extrusion before it is cut.
If you are thinking of having a custom heat sink then the most important step is to keep in mind some factors before contacting an engineering team for designing a custom heatsink. These factors include the power of the source and its size. The possible space that is available for the heat sink application and the direction of airflow.
It also includes the local ambient temperature, estimated annual budget and usage. Moreover, the junction temperature and the thermal interface properties are also important factors to remember. All these components contribute to making up a standard custom heatsink that fulfils all the requirements of the user.
As custom Heatsinks come up with more additional advantages and benefits hence they are preferred more as compared to common heatsinks. Given are a few of the common reasons why custom Heatsinks are more demanding?
Due to having large heat exchange efficiency, custom heatsinks are highly recommended. This efficiency depends upon two main factors that are, the material of the fin tube and the medium’s temperature.
Therefore we can say that a custom heatsink will have more heat transfer efficiency if the thermal conductivity of the particular material is better. Hence, if the material has low thermal conductivity then the heatsink will be less efficient.
We all know that only those materials dissipate and absorb heat quickly which has good thermal conductivity. Such kinds of materials are preferred where the system needs large amounts of heat dissipation or heat absorption.
Silver is the best material in this regard as it has large thermal conductivity. Custom heatsinks are equipped with such materials that have large thermal conductivity so that quick heat absorption and dissipation can be practiced.
Custom heatsinks are found to be more long-lasting as compared to other heatsinks. The reason behind this benefit is that we can opt to use such a material which has a more long-lasting existence as compared to the material used in common heatsinks. Such heatsinks perform effectively and improve the working of a particular device.
There are many types of custom heatsinks based on their features and thermal requirements. Some of them are mentioned below:
- The type of custom heatsink that uses versatile machining capabilities is referred to as a machined custom heatsink. It is recommended heatsink where low to medium volume is required and is a low-cost heatsink.
- The casted custom heatsink has been produced by investment casting which is the most effective technique. This custom heatsink can run over short to medium volumes.
- The die-cast custom heatsink has aluminum material that allows the production of medium to large volumes. Aluminum being a large thermal conductivity material is highly recommendable.
- Another type of custom heatsink is skived custom heatsink that has a combination of controlled shaving techniques along with special tools. A single block of a specific material is used to produce a heatsink and that material can be aluminum or copper.
Custom heatsinks come up with amazing features that are beneficial for the users and hence are preferred at the industrial level a lot. Custom heat sinks can be further modified a lot to fulfil the thermal requirements of the particular product. Moreover, it also has further types based on used material and other specifications.